Eric Cheng is currently a freshman attending the
International Baccalaureate Program at Richard Montgomery High School. He received straight A's since the third grade.
Eric has been placed among the finalists seven times (3 firsts) in Maryland State
Music Teacher's Association's competitions. He has also won first place and
honorable mention in the Montgomery County Concerto Competition.
Eric has been honored with many awards for his
outstanding academic achievements. Some of them include winning three
spelling bees, receiving an outstanding Academic Merit Award, and the
Presidential Academic Fitness Award. For scoring 1260 on the SAT at age 12,
he received a scholarship for one free course at the University of Maryland, in which he received an 'A'. He also received two Principal's Awards
for Outstanding Writing. In the elementary school, he was the editor-in-chief
of the school newspaper. Currently, he is a member of Richard Montgomery's
literary arts magazine, Fine Lines.
Eric is highly involved in the Taiwanese community.
He attends Taiwanese School and the Evangelical Formosa church. In addition, he has assisted new
students from Taiwan in adjusting to school.
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sheng-Nan Cheng.
Cindy Huang is an "A"
honor student currently in the eleventh grade at Thomas S Wootton High School. She is very active in and out of school. In
school, Cindy was sophomore class treasurer, props mistress for the school
play, and is a member of various clubs, but most of her time is devoted to
activities out of school. Cindy is secretary of the Taiwanese Youth Group,
and at church, she is a leader of the Evangelical Formosan Church Youth Group
and is also in charge of the group's treasurer. She has studied piano for ten
years and has won numerous competitions including the Texas State title in the Baldwin Competition and the Maryland Music Teachers
Association's State competition.
In the future, Cindy hopes to become a doctor and
to continue playing the piano.
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hsin-Chi Huang
Cindy Huang is a senior at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria Virginia. Her activities in school include being an IMPACT
representative to the student government, playing the clarinet in band,
managing the Boys' Gymnastics team, being a member of the Prom committee,
helping with graduation plans, and being captain of the Varsity Cheer leading
squad. She also plays the piano and was a pre-teen counselor at the
Taiwanese-American conference at Pennsylvania. State University two summers ago. Last year, she was the Vice President for Marketing
for a profitable student company that was formed as a nine-week class
project. At Jefferson, all students are required to do a senior project
in one of the technology labs in order to graduate. She is currently working
in the Engineering Graphics and Computer Drafting Research lab in order to
come up with the floor plans for a house that a gentleman has requested that
Huang is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Huang
Robert Lin was born in Kaoshing, Taiwan. He is a senior at Rockville High School. He started studying piano at the age of eight. In
1984, he came to the U.S. He received honorable mention in the MTNA Baldwin
Junior Keyboard Achievement Award Competition in winter 1986. The following
spring he captured first place in the MSMTA Spring Festival at the Peabody
Conservatory in Baltimore. In the spring of 1987, he also finished in first
place in the Viola Hartman Achievement in Piano Competition. The following
winter he won the WTA Honors Recital, and as his prize a recording of his
performance was broadcast on radio station (May, 1988). In 1989 he received
honorable mention in the Elizabeth R. Davis Memorial Piano Competition and
captured third place in the Beethoven Society Beethoven Sonata Competition at
the German Embassy. Recently, he was selected as a finalist in the Maryland
State Distinguished Scholar Competition in the "Talent in the Arts"
category and as a semi finalist in the "High Achiever" category.
Now his senior year, he participates in such school
activities as the Computer Club, Knowledge Master Tournaments, Physics
Olympics, Chemathon, and the National Honor
Society. He is also the computer editor of school newspaper and the captain
of the school math team.
Robert wants to thank Taiwanese Youth Art
Foundation and his piano teacher, Mrs. Balis for
their encouragement and guidance in helping him to receiving this honor.
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Yen-Ching Lin
Jennie Wei is a junior at
Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda. She is the president and founder of a volunteer club, THINK (Teens Helping Ill & Needy Kids). Its
members strive to reach out to children in need through activities much as
organizing parties for homeless kids at Green Tree Shelter, escorting
participants in the Special Olympics Parade, sponsoring holiday toy and
clothing drives, and adopting a boy in Bangladesh. Over the past summer, she
worked as a volunteer counselor for teens with special needs at Camp Chesapeake.
Jennie is the secretary of the Latin club and has
received the Summa Cum Laude award in the National Junior Classical League
(JCL) Latin Examination, and second place in the Maryland JCL State
Convention Latin Competition. She is also a member of the Spanish Honors
Society. She won first place in the Maryland State Piano Solo Competition,
second place in the Maryland State Violin Solo Competition, and second and
third places in the Ensemble Competitions. She has been a member of the
Taiwanese Presbyterian Youth Choir.
Jennie Thanks the Taiwanese Youth Arts Foundation
for this award and her parents and friends for their love and support.
Jennie is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Tsal N. Wei.